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The Burger Court : counter-revolution or confirmation?

Author: Bernard Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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"Warren E. Burger served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1987, an often tumultuous period in which the Court wrestled with several compelling constitutional issues." "An impressive collection of writings by legal scholars and practitioners, including many by people who worked directly or indirectly with the Court itself. The Burger Court: Counter-Revolution or Confirmation? is the first truly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Schwartz
ISBN: 0195122593 9780195122596
OCLC Number: 38120617
Notes: "Based upon the papers presented at a major conference in 1996 at the University of Tulsa College of Law"--Pref.
Description: x, 316 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / James B. O'Hara --
My life on the Court / William J. Brennan, Jr. --
The players and the play / Robert Henry --
The Burger Court's place on the bell curve of racial jurisprudence / Derrick Bell --
Women as constitutional equals : the Burger Court's overdue evolution / Stephanie K. Seymour --
Liberty and sexuality / David J. Garrow --
Freedom of speech / Bernard Schwartz --
Freedom of the press / Anthony Lewis --
Church and state / Robert F. Drinan, S.J. --
The Burger Court and criminal justice : a counter-revolution in expectations / Martin H. Belsky --
Economic rights / Lino A. Graglia --
Federalism / Shirley S. Abrahamson and Thomas N. Hilbink --
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and the legal profession / Jerome J. Shestack --
The Burger Court in historical perspective : the triumph of country-club Republicanism / Mark Tushnet --
A journalist's perspective / Tony Mauro --
A public interest lawyer's perspective / Alan B. Morrison --
The Court and state constitutional law / Stewart G. Pollock --
The Burger Court in action / Bernard Schwartz --
International impact / Finn Backer --
The Burger Court : a critique / Joseph M. McLaughlin --
The legacy of the Burger Court / John J. Gibbons.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Schwartz.
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'The Burger Court' is a comprehensive overview and evaluation of Chief Justice Burger and the Court he led from 1969-1987. Consisting of original papers written for the Burger Court Conference, the  Read more...

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